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Material Maternal by Marina Cruz at Mind Set Art Center, Taipei

Sunny Sunshine Dress 2017 Oil Paintings 183 x 102 cm
(Courtesy: Mind Set Art Center)

Mind Set Art Center, Taipei is presenting a solo exhibition by Marina Cruz titled "Material Maternal."

With the old family clothes as the theme, the creation system of Cruz gradually expands from the family's stories and memories to a rich and varied discussion about the emotions of calligraphy, timely scoring, and even the life of the clothing itself. In her latest solo exhibition “Material Maternal," she continued focusing on the local view of the old clothes in recent years. She then turned the clothing into a female metaphor, rich, soft, full of strength and years of beings, carrying a steady stream of maternal energy. Cruz arranges and depicts the composition with exquisite composition, showing the full of ups and downs of the fabric scenery, she lets the light and shadow dance between color and pattern, and through the focal length as photography layout, between the focus and out of focus. Exquisitely delineated a tiny deep sense of space, clothing and then has its own life radiance and symbolic meaning. The relationship between the canvas and the paint, which has always been particularly noticeable by the artist, has also been further developed in recent works. 

Marina Cruz was born in 1982 in the Philippines, Chagan Lai, Bulagan province, now lives in this. Cruz graduated in 2003 with honors cum laude graduated from the Philippine University Art Institute. She won the Ateneo Art Awards in the Philippines in 2008, and she was also awarded a prize for her visit to the Visual Arts Center at La Trobe University for her research study which has drawn attention and started to take an active part in the international art scene. She also won Filipino Art Prize first prize and the Philippines Morris Awards. In 2012, she was awarded The 2012 Thirteen Artist Award by the Philippines.

The exhibition is on view through December 30, 2017, at Mind Set Art Center, 7F, No.180, Sec. 1, Heping E. Rd., Da'an Dist., Taipei City 106, Taiwan.

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Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.